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Briefings in Bioinformatics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type



14675463, 14774054





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Briefings in Bioinformatics is an international forum for researchers and educators in the life sciences. The journal will also be of interest to mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists who apply their work to biological problems. The journal publishes reviews for the users of databases and analytical tools of contemporary genetics, molecular and systems biology and is unique in providing practical help and guidance to the non-specialist in computerized methodology. Papers range in scope and depth, from the introductory level to specific details of protocols and analyses encompassing bacterial, plant, fungal, animal and human data. Detailed subject areas covered by the journal include: genetic studies of phenotypes and genotypes, mapping, DNA sequencing, expression profiling, gene expression studies, microarrays, alignment methods, protein profiles and HMMs, lipids, metabolic and signalling pathways, structure determination and function prediction, phylogenetic studies and education and training. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Information Systems2001Q2
Information Systems2002Q2
Information Systems2003Q1
Information Systems2004Q1
Information Systems2005Q1
Information Systems2006Q1
Information Systems2007Q1
Information Systems2008Q1
Information Systems2009Q1
Information Systems2010Q1
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q1
Information Systems2017Q1
Information Systems2018Q1
Information Systems2019Q1
Information Systems2020Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q4
Molecular Biology2002Q3
Molecular Biology2003Q2
Molecular Biology2004Q2
Molecular Biology2005Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q2
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1
Molecular Biology2018Q1
Molecular Biology2019Q1
Molecular Biology2020Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.116
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200621.903
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200736.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200837.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200914.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201016.275
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201118.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201217.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201312.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201413.209
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201513.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201613.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201715.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201811.428
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201916.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202019.501
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20046.949
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200511.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200625.687
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200746.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200810.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200915.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201016.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201121.196
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201212.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201311.760
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201413.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201514.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201615.072
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201711.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201811.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201916.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202020.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20036.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20047.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200510.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200636.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20078.972
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200810.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200915.637
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201018.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201112.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201310.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201414.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201514.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.488
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201711.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201812.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201916.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202019.138
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites200518
Self Cites200636
Self Cites200732
Self Cites200848
Self Cites2009103
Self Cites201036
Self Cites201148
Self Cites201244
Self Cites2013148
Self Cites201478
Self Cites201530
Self Cites201692
Self Cites2017115
Self Cites2018113
Self Cites2019244
Self Cites2020204
Total Cites20000
Total Cites200160
Total Cites2002208
Total Cites2003570
Total Cites2004688
Total Cites20051127
Total Cites20062543
Total Cites20074709
Total Cites20081230
Total Cites20091923
Total Cites20102754
Total Cites20113349
Total Cites20122328
Total Cites20131964
Total Cites20143248
Total Cites20153684
Total Cites20163542
Total Cites20172461
Total Cites20183208
Total Cites20196606
Total Cites20209120
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20000
External Cites per document20011.818
External Cites per document20023.410
External Cites per document20036.000
External Cites per document20047.478
External Cites per document200512.187
External Cites per document200628.489
External Cites per document200752.551
External Cites per document200811.939
External Cites per document200916.250
External Cites per document201017.882
External Cites per document201122.304
External Cites per document201213.759
External Cites per document201311.869
External Cites per document201413.904
External Cites per document201514.386
External Cites per document201615.132
External Cites per document201711.171
External Cites per document201811.813
External Cites per document201916.230
External Cites per document202019.857
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20011.714
Cites per document20023.152
Cites per document20035.644
Cites per document20046.949
Cites per document200511.500
Cites per document200625.687
Cites per document200746.624
Cites per document200810.696
Cites per document200915.262
Cites per document201016.691
Cites per document201121.196
Cites per document201212.862
Cites per document201311.760
Cites per document201413.533
Cites per document201514.169
Cites per document201615.072
Cites per document201711.341
Cites per document201811.881
Cites per document201916.598
Cites per document202020.044
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents200611
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200914
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents201215
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20196
Non-citable documents20206
Citable documents20000
Citable documents200133
Citable documents200261
Citable documents200395
Citable documents200492
Citable documents200591
Citable documents200688
Citable documents200789
Citable documents200899
Citable documents2009112
Citable documents2010152
Citable documents2011148
Citable documents2012166
Citable documents2013153
Citable documents2014228
Citable documents2015254
Citable documents2016228
Citable documents2017210
Citable documents2018262
Citable documents2019392
Citable documents2020449
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20000
Uncited documents200114
Uncited documents200228
Uncited documents200331
Uncited documents200442
Uncited documents200541
Uncited documents200631
Uncited documents200722
Uncited documents200826
Uncited documents200920
Uncited documents201020
Uncited documents201118
Uncited documents201224
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201442
Uncited documents201547
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201734
Uncited documents201850
Uncited documents201953
Uncited documents202060
Cited documents20000
Cited documents200121
Cited documents200238
Cited documents200370
Cited documents200457
Cited documents200557
Cited documents200668
Cited documents200779
Cited documents200889
Cited documents2009106
Cited documents2010145
Cited documents2011140
Cited documents2012157
Cited documents2013139
Cited documents2014198
Cited documents2015213
Cited documents2016190
Cited documents2017183
Cited documents2018220
Cited documents2019345
Cited documents2020395
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